Promenades at Parkside to become Port Charlotte’s ‘downtown’

Author: Nancy Semon, Gulfshore Business
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After years of planning, the start of Port Charlotte’s new downtown begins June 21, when part of Promenades Mall, 3280 Tamiami Trail, will be demolished. It will make way for Promenades at Parkside, a walkable neighborhood that will eventually house hundreds of apartments, a boutique hotel, restaurants and offices.

The owner’s representative, Amal Elbahnasawy, said the public is invited to the wrecking ceremony and groundbreaking event at 10 a.m. Sledgehammer-wielding Charlotte County commissioners will strike the first blows to the wall between Fantastic Sams and Le Nails & Spa.

That area will be completely opened and demolished, allowing a walkable pathway with access to storefronts located behind the wall.

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